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Can you help this energetic ag consultant raise £2,500 for RABI?

We’re getting behind Annabel James - an agricultural consultant who is running the London Marathon to raise money for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

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Can you help this energetic ag consultant raise £2,500 for RABI?

Landmark Systems’ Annabel, 28, will tackle the famous 26-mile race in April for what she describes as a ’brilliant cause’ - to raise as much money and publicity for the charity as she can.

 

The determined self-confessed gym lover, who lives on an arable, root crop and beef farm in Suffolk, is already months into her preparation.

 

She aims to raise £2,500 for the national charity which helps farming people in financial difficulty.

 

"I’m running for RABI because there is a perception by many that farmers live some kind of cherished life when often that couldn’t be further from the truth," she told Farmers Guardian.

 

 

"It’s a bloody hard job, 365 days of the year, for not much return when prices are as volatile as they are.

 

"It’s a high turnover business and a lifestyle that can be isolating and back breaking.

 

"Many farmers can be too proud to ask for help or even know that there is help out there so really keen to raise publicity for RABI, who even offer training so farmers can improve their businesses too!


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"It’s been on my bucket list to run the marathon for a few years but I did just enter on a whim!

 

"Training is going well - I’m doing over 45 miles per week over 4 runs (2 ‘short’, 1 interval, 1 long) and have trained up to 19 mile-long runs so far.

 

"It will definitely be a challenge - I’m always zonked after my long runs and my hips get sore but I’ve always been a fit over enthusiastic person - riding, lifting weights etc.

 

"I’m also very determined and pig-headed so I will drag myself over that finish line!"

 

How you can help

 

Annabel has set up a Just Giving page where she will post updates of her training and where donations can be made.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

"I am running for RABI as I have such close links with the agricultural industry both personally and professionally - and I know that the support the charity offers to farmers in their times of need is invaluable.

 

"RABI provides short-term help, to enable someone to get back on their feet after a crisis, as well as long-term support, via regular payments and grants."

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